Reptile Museum celebrates unusual birth

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SLADE, Ky. (WKYT) - There are several new babies being celebrated at the Kentucky Reptile Zoo in Slade. The Powell County facility has managed to successfully breed King Cobras.

The snakes began hatching this week. The zoo says King Cobras are rarely bred in captivity. The snake is disappearing in the wild and its venom is needed for cancer research.

The first hatchling debuted Thursday. The King Cobra is the longest venomous snake in the world and one of the most deadly.

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